University of Cincinnati College of Law
A great American law school in a great American city
The University of Cincinnati College of Law is a rare resource. An affordable legal education in an energetic urban environment. A small and supportive law school community committed to your professional success . An academic enterprise that prides itself on its:
We deliver an innovative curriculum taught by an outstanding faculty and a large group of adjunct professors who bring their valuable experience to the classroom. With alumni who mentor and counsel you as you develop your professional identify.
Focus on Experience
We boast a rich assortment of externships, internships, clinics, and other opportunities that maximize a student’s connections with the real world and practical capacities.
We emphasize a thoroughgoing engagement with the Cincinnati community – the legal profession, the courts, government, business – and enjoy collaborations and partnerships with those who make law, practice law, apply law, and depend on law.
We are truly a global law school with opportunities for students to study abroad and gain valuable work experience in other countries, for international students to learn about U.S. law, and for visiting legal scholars to research and work side-by-side with our faculty.
A proud tradition of diversity
We are proud of our tradition of fostering an intellectually challenging and diverse learning environment. We introduced the nation’s first joint JD/Master’s in Women’s Studies degree program in 1995 and continue to lead and innovate with initiatives such as our Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.
The College of Law’s diversity statement recognizes diversity as a core value – a value that also is embraced by the University of Cincinnati. As a public research university, UC recognizes a very broad and inclusive concept of diversity that includes commonly recognized considerations such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and regional or national origin. The University’s Diversity Council helps to shape and implement new ideas to foster an even more welcoming and supportive environment for all.
Cincinnati Law also is committed to the idea that young people from diverse backgrounds can and should be exposed to the legal profession from an early age. We actively participate in diversity initiatives within the legal profession that include Law & Leadership Institute, a program to help increase minority representation in Ohio’s law schools, and Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL), a program sponsored by the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati-Cincinnati Bar Association Round Table, to expose minority high school and college students to careers in the law.
Matt Wiseman was looking for a law school with a strong public interest side and that was also a strong school overall. For him it was UC. The prospect of working for the Ohio Innocence Project was also attractive to him and he spent this past summer with OIP.